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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR36jrx_L44 Jake Barnett will graduate this year with a Master’s degree from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He’s 15 years old. Barnett was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old and was home-schooled. He views his autism as a great gift and regards it as the key to his success.  At 10 years old he enrolled into college at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and covered most of the curriculum in a few weeks.

In 2011, Barnett published his first, joint paper, “Origin of maximal symmetry breaking in even PT-symmetric lattices” in the journal Physical Review.